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RESISTOR COLOR CODE GUIDE

4- Band Code
1.0 KΩ +
-5%

1st 4th

2nd 3rd

Color 1st Band 2nd Band 3rd Band Decimal Multiplier Tolerance
Black 0 0 0 1 1
Brown 1 1 1 10 10 + 1%
-
Red 2 2 2 100 100 + 2%
-
Orange 3 3 3 1K 1,000
Yellow 4 4 4 10K 10,000
Green 5 5 5 100K 100,000
Blue 6 6 6 1M 1,000,000
Violet 7 7 7 10M 10,000,000
Gray 8 8 8 100,000,000
White 9 9 9 1,000,000,000
Gold 0.1 + 5%
-
Silver +
0.01 - 10 %
None +
- 20 %
3rd
2nd 4th
1st 5th

254 Ω +
-1 %
5- Band Code

Calculation
Resistor Lead Left Right

200 KΩ +
- 10 %
First Band Red 2
Second Band Black 0
Multiplier Band Yellow x10,000
The Gold or Silver band is always placed to the right.
Tolerance Band Silver 10 % The resistor value is read from the left to right.

If there is no tolerance band, then find the side that has


Equation a band closest to a lead and make that the first band.

2 0 x 10,000 = 200,000
1,000 = 1K
Resistor = 200 K
with a +
- 10 % Tolerance
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Resistor Color Code 4 Band
Quick
Resistance Notation Band 1 Band 2 Band 3 Tolerance
Guide
.22 ohm R22 Red Red Silver S,G,R,B
.27 ohm R27 Red Purple Silver S,G,R,B
Color Value .33 ohm R33 Orange Orange Silver S,G,R,B
Black 0 .39 ohm R39 Orange White Silver S,G,R,B
Brown 1 .47 ohm R47 Yellow Purple Silver S,G,R,B
Red 2 .56 ohm R56 Green Blue Silver S,G,R,B
Orange 3 .68 ohm R68 Blue Gray Silver S,G,R,B
Yellow 4 .82 ohm R82 Gray Red Silver S,G,R,B
Green 5 1.0 ohm 1R0 Brown Black Gold S,G,R,B
Blue 6 1.1 ohm 1R1 Brown Brown Gold S,G,R,B
Violet 7 1.2 ohm 1R2 Brown Red Gold S,G,R,B
Gray 8
1.3 ohm 1R3 Brown Orange Gold S,G,R,B
White 9
+ 1.5 ohm 1R5 Brown Green Gold S,G,R,B
Gold (G) - 5%
+ 1.6 ohm 1R6 Brown Blue Gold S,G,R,B
Silver (s) - 10 %
+ 1.8 ohm 1R8 Brown Gray Gold S,G,R,B
None - 20 %
2.0 ohm 2R0 Red Black Gold S,G,R,B
2.2 ohm 2R2 Red Red Gold S,G,R,B
Band 3 Divide by 2.4 ohm 2R2 Red Yellow Gold S,G,R,B
Gold 1 2.7 ohm 2R7 Red Purple Gold S,G,R,B
Silver 100 3.0 ohm 3R0 Orange Black Gold S,G,R,B
3.3 ohm 3R3 Orange Orange Gold S,G,R,B

Tolerance 3.6 ohm 3R6 Orange Blue Gold S,G,R,B


Brown + - 1% 3.9 ohm 3R9 Orange White Gold S,G,R,B

Red + 2% 4.3 ohm 4R3 Yellow Orange Gold S,G,R,B


-
Gold + 5% 4.7 ohm 4R7 Yellow Purple Gold S,G,R,B
-
Silver + 5.1 ohm 5R1 Green Brown Gold S,G,R,B
- 10 %
None + 5.6 ohm 5R6 Green Blue Gold S,G,R,B
- 20 %
6.2 ohm 6R2 Blue Red Gold S,G,R,B
6.8 ohm 6R8 Blue Gray Gold S,G,R,B
7.5 ohm 7R5 Purple Green Gold S,G,R,B
8.2 ohm 8R2 Gray Red Gold S,G,R,B
9.1 ohm 9R1 White Brown Gold S,G,R,B
10 ohm 10R Brown Black Black S,G,R,B
11 ohm 11R Brown Brown Black S,G,R,B
12 ohm 12R Brown Red Black S,G,R,B
13 ohm 13R Brown Orange Black S,G,R,B
15 ohm 15R Brown Green Black S,G,R,B
16 ohm 16R Brown Blue Black S,G,R,B
18 ohm 18R Brown Gray Black S,G,R,B
20 ohm 20R Red Black Black S,G,R,B
22 ohm 22R Red Red Black S,G,R,B
24 ohm 24R Red Yellow Black S,G,R,B
27 ohm 27R Red Purple Black S,G,R,B

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Quick Resistor Color Code 4 Band
Guide 30 ohm 30R Orange Black Black S,G,R,B
33 ohm 33R Orange Orange Black S,G,R,B
Color Value 36 ohm 36R Orange Blue Black S,G,R,B
Black 0 39 ohm 39R Orange White Black S,G,R,B
Brown 1 43 ohm 43R Yellow Orange Black S,G,R,B
Red 2 47 ohm 47R Yellow Purple Black S,G,R,B
Orange 3 51 ohm Green Brown Black S,G,R,B
51R
Yellow 4 56 ohm 56R Green Blue Black S,G,R,B
Green 5 62 ohm 62R Blue Red Black S,G,R,B
Blue 6
68 ohm 68R Blue Gray Black S,G,R,B
Violet 7
75 ohm 75R Purple Green Black S,G,R,B
Gray 8
82 ohm 82R Gray Red Black S,G,R,B
White 9
+ 91 ohm 91R White Brown Black S,G,R,B
Gold (G) - 5%
Silver (s) + 100 ohm 100R Brown Black Brown S,G,R,B
- 10 %
None + 110 ohm 110R Brown Brown Brown S,G,R,B
- 20 %
120 ohm 120R Brown Red Brown S,G,R,B
130 ohm 130R Brown Orange Brown S,G,R,B
Band 3 Divide by
150 ohm 150R Brown Green Brown S,G,R,B
Gold 10 160 ohm 160R Brown Blue Brown S,G,R,B
Silver 100 180 ohm 180R Brown Gray Brown S,G,R,B
200 ohm 200R Red Black Brown S,G,R,B
Tolerance 220 ohm 220R Red Red Brown S,G,R,B
Brown + - 1% 240 ohm 240R Red Yellow Brown S,G,R,B
Red + 2% 270 ohm 270R Red Purple Brown S,G,R,B
-
Gold + 5% 300 ohm 300R Orange Black Brown S,G,R,B
-
Silver + Orange Orange Brown S,G,R,B
- 10 % 330 ohm 330R
None + 360 ohm 360R Orange Blue Brown S,G,R,B
- 20 %
390 ohm 390R Orange White Brown S,G,R,B
430 ohm 430R Yellow Orange Brown S,G,R,B
470 ohm 470R Yellow Purple Brown S,G,R,B
510 ohm 510R Green Brown Brown S,G,R,B
560 ohm 560R Green Blue Brown S,G,R,B
620 ohm 620R Blue Red Brown S,G,R,B
680 ohm 680R Blue Gray Brown S,G,R,B
750 ohm 750R Purple Green Brown S,G,R,B
820 ohm 820R Gray Red Brown S,G,R,B
910 ohm 910R White Brown Brown S,G,R,B
1.0 k 1K0 Brown Black Red S,G,R,B
1.1 k 1K1 Brown Brown Red S,G,R,B
1.2 k 1K2 Brown Red Red S,G,R,B
1.3 k 1K3 Brown Orange Red S,G,R,B
1.5 k 1K5 Brown Green Red S,G,R,B
1.6 k 1K6 Brown Blue Red S,G,R,B
1.8 k 1K8 Brown Gray Red S,G,R,B

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Quick Resistor Color Code 4 Band
Guide 2.0 k 2K0 Red Black Red S,G,R,B
2.2 k 2K2 Red Red Red S,G,R,B
Color Value 2.4 k 2K4 Red Yellow Red S,G,R,B
Black 0 2.7 k 2K7 Red Purple Red S,G,R,B
Brown 1 3.0 k 3K0 Orange Black Red S,G,R,B
Red 2 3.3 k 3K3 Orange Orange Red S,G,R,B
Orange 3 3.6 k 3K6 Orange Blue Red S,G,R,B
Yellow 4 3.9 k 3K9 Orange White Red S,G,R,B
Green 5 4.3 k 4K3 Yellow Orange Red S,G,R,B
Blue 6
4.7 k 4K7 Yellow Purple Red S,G,R,B
Violet 7
5.1 k 5K1 Green Brown Red S,G,R,B
Gray 8
5.6 k 5K6 Green Blue Red S,G,R,B
White 9
+ 6.2 k 6K2 Blue Red Red S,G,R,B
Gold (G) - 5%
+ 6.8 k 6K8 Blue Gray Red S,G,R,B
Silver (s) - 10 %
None + Purple Green S,G,R,B
- 20 % 7.5 k 7K5 Red
8.2 k 8K2 Gray Red Red S,G,R,B
9.1 k 9K1 White Brown Red S,G,R,B
Band 3 Divide by
10 k 10K Brown Black Orange S,G,R,B
Gold 10 11 k 11K Brown Brown Orange S,G,R,B
Silver 100
12 k 12K Brown Red Orange S,G,R,B
13 k 13K Brown Orange Orange S,G,R,B
Tolerance 15 k 15K Brown Green Orange S,G,R,B
Brown + - 1% 16 k 16K Brown Blue Orange S,G,R,B
Red + 2% 18 k 18K Brown Gray Orange S,G,R,B
-
Gold + 5% 20 k 20K Red Black Orange S,G,R,B
-
Silver + Red Red Orange S,G,R,B
- 10 % 22 k 22K
None + Red Yellow Orange S,G,R,B
- 20 % 24 k 24K
27 k 27K Red Purple Orange S,G,R,B
30 k 30K Orange Black Orange S,G,R,B
33 k 33K Orange Orange Orange S,G,R,B
36 k 36K Orange Blue Orange S,G,R,B
39 k 39K Orange White Orange S,G,R,B
43 k 43K Yellow Orange Orange S,G,R,B
47 k 47K Yellow Purple Orange S,G,R,B
51 k 51K Green Brown Orange S,G,R,B
56 k 56K Green Blue Orange S,G,R,B
62 k 62K Blue Red Orange S,G,R,B
68 k 68K Blue Gray Orange S,G,R,B
75 k 75K Purple Green Orange S,G,R,B
82 k 82K Gray Red Orange S,G,R,B
91 k 91K White Brown Orange S,G,R,B
100 k 100K Brown Black Yellow S,G,R,B
110 k 110K Brown Brown Yellow S,G,R,B
120 k 120K Brown Red Yellow S,G,R,B

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Resistor Color Code 4 Band
Quick
130 k 130K Brown Orange Yellow S,G,R,B
Guide
150 k 150K Brown Green Yellow S,G,R,B
160 k 160K Brown Blue Yellow S,G,R,B
Color Value 180 k 180K Brown Gray Yellow S,G,R,B
Black 0 200 k 200K Red Black Yellow S,G,R,B
Brown 1 220 k 220K Red Red Yellow S,G,R,B
Red 2 240 k 240K Red Yellow Yellow S,G,R,B
Orang 3 Red Yellow S,G,R,B
270 k 270K Purple
Yellow 4 300 k 300K Orange Black Yellow S,G,R,B
Green 5 330 k 330K Orange Orange Yellow S,G,R,B
Blue 6
360 k 360K Orange Blue Yellow S,G,R,B
Violet 7
390 k 390K Orange White Yellow S,G,R,B
Gray 8
430 k 430K Yello Orange Yellow S,G,R,B
White 9
+ 470 k 470K Yellow Purple Yellow S,G,R,B
Gold (G) - 5%
Silver (s) +
- 10 %
510 k 510K Green Brown Yellow S,G,R,B
None + Green Blue Yellow S,G,R,B
- 20 % 560 k 560K
620 k 620K Blue Red Yellow S,G,R,B
680 k 680K Blue Gray Yellow S,G,R,B
Band 3 Divide by
750 k 750K Purple Green Yellow S,G,R,B
Gold 10 Gray Red Yellow S,G,R,B
820 k 820K
Silver 100
910 k 910K White Brown Yellow S,G,R,B
1 M 1M0 Brown Black Green S,G,R,B
Tolerance 1.1 M 1M1 Brown Brown Green S,G,R,B
Brown + - 1% 1.2 M 1M2 Brown Red Green S,G,R,B
Red + 2% 1.3 M 1M3 Brown Orange Green S,G,R,B
-
Gold +
- 5% 1.5 M 1M5 Brown Green Green S,G,R,B
Silver + Brown Blue Green S,G,R,B
- 10 % 1.6 M 1M6
None + Red Black Green S,G,R,B
- 20 % 2.0 M 2M0
2.2 M 2M2 Red Red Green S,G,R,B
2.4 M 2M4 Red Yellow Green S,G,R,B
2.7 M 2M7 Red Purple Green S,G,R,B
3.0 M 3M0 Orange Black Green S,G,R,B
3.3 M 3M3 Orange Orange Green S,G,R,B
3.6 M 3M6 Orange Blue Green S,G,R,B
3.9 M 3M9 Orange White Green S,G,R,B
4.3 M 4M3 Yellow Orange Green S,G,R,B
4.7 M 4M7 Yellow Purple Green S,G,R,B
5.1 M 5M1 Green Brown Green S,G,R,B
5.6 M 5M6 Green Blue Green S,G,R,B
6.2 M 6M2 Blue Red Green S,G,R,B
6.8 M 6M8 Blue Gray Green S,G,R,B
7.5M 7M5 Purple Green Green S,G,R,B
8.2M 8M2 Gray Red Green S,G,R,B
9.1M 9M1 White Brown Green S,G,R,B
10 M 10M Brown Black Blue S,G,R,B

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